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Into The Sea

Did you know it would be like this?

By E.A. WilcoxPublished 3 years ago 2 min read
Into The Sea
Photo by Sara Bach on Unsplash

Did you wonder what it’d be like if we ran into the sea?

If we hit the waves with our hands and our feet?

We’re not insane if we just keep dreaming.

We’re not out of our minds if we just stop swimming.

.

Above is the roaring storm but beneath we soak in the calm.

Every storm is irrelevant when I am held by your strong arm.

Even when I wake to the sirens and hear that heart-shattering alarm.

Not breathing anymore, not knowing where the pulse has gone in my palm.

Did you know what it’d be like if we ran into the sea?

No boats or sails.

No rafts.

Nothing on the waves but you and me?

Foghorns are sounding in the night.

A lighthouse with no light.

Huge dark rocks are as sharp and tall as Babel - it seems.

When we get to the shore I might be ripped at the seams.

But you’re right here still.

Calm and absolutely tranquil.

Reassurance when my every being beneath me can’t feel.

I am stolen beyond grief.

And here you are. So real.

Did you know what it’d be like when we ran into the sea?

Did you know it would be like this?

Did you always know you’d catch me?

Arms open wider and wider and on my cheek, you give me a kiss?

Did you know that it would be like this?

1,2, now 3 we are four.

We’re not falling through anything.

We’re knocking at your door.

From the inside.

We’re inside.

By the warm open fire.

And it’s nothing from me or from us you require.

This journey was hard.

Ruthless and long.

Did you know it would be like this when we ran into the sea?

When we hit the waves with our hands and our feet?

Did you know you’d catch me?

Did you already know that you were my dream catcher?

You didn’t even have to wonder what it would be like in the sea.

You didn’t even have to think twice about loving me.

Float along.

I will float along.

The seas to the rivers.

Drowning in your heart’s song.

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